Ysabel Pinyol Blasi

Executive Director and Curator

Former curatorial director at Mana Contemporary (Miami, Jersey City, and Chicago) and co-founder of Mana Residencies. Originally from Barcelona, she earned a Master of Architecture from Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona in 2006. Blasi began collecting art more than twenty years ago and from 2007 to 2011 directed a gallery in Barcelona that represented international emerging artists. Her publications include The Bull and the Donkey (Barcelona, Spain: Galeria Ysabel Pinyol, 2008); Trivium, (Miami, FL: Mana Wynwood, 2016); and “Alt-Art Spaces and the Question of Identity Refusal,” Brooklyn Rail, 2017. Ysabel Pinyol Blasi continues to curate diverse and ground breaking exhibitions through the Monira Foundation as Chief Curator.

photo by Kirsten Chilstrom
Jessica Gallucci

Director of Programs and Partnerships

Jessica Gallucci directs programs and partnerships for the Monira Foundation. Prior to joining Monira’s team, she was Director of Community at Mana Contemporary. She has worked with Richard Maxwell’s New York City Players as both performer and producer, and managed the Westreich Wagner contemporary art collection in the lead-up to dual donations and exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Centre Pompidou in 2015 and 2016. Prior to attaining an M.A. in Visual Arts Administration from New York University in 2014, she held editorial positions at Vogue, Intelligent Life, and The Economist. She has a background in dance and maintains an active collaborative performance practice. She holds a B.A. in English from Georgetown University.

BROOKLYN, NY - JANUARY 18: Artist Anne Muntges on January 18, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. © Ann Hermes 2020
Anne Muntges

Director of Development and Grants

Anne Muntges directs grants and development for the Monira Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation Anne was Program Officer of Fiscal Sponsorship for the New York Foundation for the Arts where she worked with artists to develop fundraising strategies and project development. She has worked with several non profit organizations including the Center for Book Arts in New York as well as the Western New York Book Art Center in Buffalo, directing education programs, studio and community development. Anne received an MFA from the University at Buffalo and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. She maintains an active studio at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City and an active exhibition schedule.

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Emily Sussman

Social Media Manager